Once upon a time there was a girl (me) who said she would never be the kind of mom to talk about her children's bowel movements and potty habits in public. She swore that it was unnecessary and rather gross. That was a lot of years ago, and she has since grown up to be a suburban mom of 3 boys. Now, nothing is off limits, especially potty training!
Today, my youngest son, who is not quite 2 and a half, peed on the potty for the first time! He had previously only pooped on the potty, and that was only because it was right next to the tub and I caught him just in time! This time I asked him to sit on the potty and stay there until he peed...and he did!
We've been talking about potty training for some time now, but I've
What are the chances that I could have 3 boys who were all potty trained before they turned 3? My oldest trained at 2.5. We moved into a new house and gave him about a week to get settled before we took his diapers away. He did fantastic! He only ever had 1 accident and it was at night, while we were on vacation. My second son was trained a few months before turning 3, and he took a little bit more work, but still trained fairly quickly. I don't remember a lot of accidents during the day and only a few at night. I can only hope that my third son follows in the footsteps of his brothers!
I have to admit that this moment is bittersweet. I am so excited to be on the precipice of never having to buy diapers again, but the end of diapers signifies an end of babyhood! I am not looking forward to the extra laundry or going out in public for the first time without a diaper, but all in all, this is a good thing! My little man is growing up, and as sad as I am about that, this is an important milestone. He too will join the big boy club and start moving toward independence. I'm terrified and thrilled at the same time.
How did you handle your last child growing up? Did you hold onto babyhood as long as possible or encourage independence from day one?